Save Space: You Don’t Have To Keep These Foods In The Refrigerator

Onions Go To Waste In The Fridge

If you store onions in the refrigerator, they may spoil more quickly. Moisture causes onions to deteriorate, and they may become moldy. If you put them in the crisper, they will go bad sooner because of the lack of ventilation.

A woman sorts onions for sale in a large pile of onions.
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Onions need a well-ventilated, dry area. Store them at room temperature in a bowl or mesh bag. Keep them away from light; it will make them turn bitter. In the pantry, onions stay fresh for two to three months.